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13 hours ago, lenquixote66 said:

Unbelievable :

My wife’s surgery for tomorrow has been cancelled. The Surgeon tested positive for Covid even though he was vaccinated.

 

 

So sorry, Lenny. Hopefully, the delay will not impact your wife's health.

 

The surgeon is not alone, sadly. It seems that the efficiency against the Delta variant has been cut in more than half, according to studies here.

 

However, it remains highly efficient against a serious form of Covid....

 

Kol tuv, 

 

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14 hours ago, h20skibum said:

I found that I hated this one the most 

 

+1.

 

When we took our kids to amusement parks, I was "the designated parent", DH being afraid of almost all "things".... the only exception being the bumper cars, where I was more than happy to be left alone....

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50 minutes ago, Momof3gurlz said:

I seem to recall some talk a while back about safely storing passwords, Someone, maybe @bobmacliberty?, said they should never be saved on your phone. Does this include the Passwords feature on an I-phone where it asks if you want the pw saved? Is this the same as “keychain”?  DH has some saved in the Notes in his phone, I’m almost certain that’s not secure.  We’re not very tech savvy but trying to get better.  Any info will be greatly appreciated!

As safe as an online site can be, I am old school and printed out a list of passwords and then deleted the list from my computer.   I abbreviated what the passwords are associated with like Cruise Critic is CRC.  Hard to decipher if uncovered by the unscrupulous.  AND the list is not easily found.

 

On a cruise note, I just read about a 2024 Silver Seas 5 month around the world cruise, starting at $72,000 p/p for the least expensive veranda cabin to $200.000 p/p for the most expensive one.  It's already sold out!

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2 minutes ago, BonTexasNY said:

On a cruise note, I just read about a 2024 Silver Seas 5 month around the world cruise, starting at $72,000 p/p for the least expensive veranda cabin to $200.000 p/p for the most expensive one.  It's already sold out!

 

Does it include laundry??? If so, I'll waitlist myself 😉

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10 hours ago, ReneeFLL said:

I know I mentioned it on the other threads, but thought I’d mention it here. Mike and I will be on the same test cruise as John. I was getting my hair cut yesterday because I thought there might be a chance that we would be on it and also because it seriously needed it. I found out several hours later that we were indeed on it. We are thrilled. 💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼 🍹🍾🥂 

Can't wait to read all about it!

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3 minutes ago, dani negreanu said:

 

Does it include laundry??? If so, I'll waitlist myself 😉

HAHA There's a long waitlist.  Apparently these cruises are very popular.  At those prices it should include everything. 

 

And I detest folding clean stuff after it's washed.  At least our current washing machine doesn't eat socks.

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3 minutes ago, ReneeFLL said:

@BonTexasNY I have never done a review before and I don’t think I would be very good. I’ll be following along with others as John does his. I might post a comment or so, but not really sure.

A comment or so works very well. I'm sure John will post a review but always good to get another perspective.

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26 minutes ago, dani negreanu said:

 

So sorry, Lenny. Hopefully, the delay will not impact your wife's health.

 

The surgeon is not alone, sadly. It seems that the efficiency against the Delta variant has been cut in more than half, according to studies here.

 

However, it remains highly efficient against a serious form of Covid....

 

Kol tuv, 

 

Covid cases have quadrupled in the month of July in the US and those are only those tested. I am hearing personally of quite a few double vaxxed people who have gotten covid.  So far, none too serious but super worrisome nevertheless.  

I just hope we won't have to go back to everyone wearing masks indoors.

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49 minutes ago, ReneeFLL said:

@BonTexasNY I have never done a review before and I don’t think I would be very good. I’ll be following along with others as John does his. I might post a comment or so, but not really sure.

Don’t worry how good it is, we just want to enjoy y’all excitement of being back to cruising.

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1 hour ago, ReneeFLL said:

@BonTexasNY I have never done a review before and I don’t think I would be very good. I’ll be following along with others as John does his. I might post a comment or so, but not really sure.

Just post to John's thread when, and if, you feel like it. I think it works much better than multiple threads about the same cruise. The one's that I have been a part of have turned out to be a lot of fun.

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So, I decided to go to med school.  I diagnosed myself with a UTI and went to my Doctor.  He said I had to wait on a culture until he would prescribe antibiotics.  Four days later I have antibiotics!  If I could prescribe I would be four days ahead of the game🤪 Seriously, he is a really good, cautious Doctor and has been great to us for over thirty years.

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4 minutes ago, DaniDanielle said:

So, I decided to go to med school.  I diagnosed myself with a UTI and went to my Doctor.  He said I had to wait on a culture until he would prescribe antibiotics.  Four days later I have antibiotics!  If I could prescribe I would be four days ahead of the game🤪 Seriously, he is a really good, cautious Doctor and has been great to us for over thirty years.

Seems to me that he handled it perfectly. You don't want to take needless, or ineffective, antibiotics.

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3 minutes ago, DaniDanielle said:

So, I decided to go to med school.  I diagnosed myself with a UTI and went to my Doctor.  He said I had to wait on a culture until he would prescribe antibiotics.  Four days later I have antibiotics!  If I could prescribe I would be four days ahead of the game🤪 Seriously, he is a really good, cautious Doctor and has been great to us for over thirty years.

Ugh, those are awful. I get them about twice a year. My Dr will prescribe an antibiotic right away, run the culture, then call me if a different antibiotic is needed.  

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2 hours ago, Momof3gurlz said:

I seem to recall some talk a while back about safely storing passwords, Someone, maybe @bobmacliberty?, said they should never be saved on your phone. Does this include the Passwords feature on an I-phone where it asks if you want the pw saved? Is this the same as “keychain”?  DH has some saved in the Notes in his phone, I’m almost certain that’s not secure.  We’re not very tech savvy but trying to get better.  Any info will be greatly appreciated!

 

I probably said that it's not a good idea to have passwords written in clear text on a Word document or in an app like Notes.  If someone gets into your computer/phone and finds that file, they have easy access to all of your passwords.  Computers and phones have built in ability to save passwords in encrypted form.  This let's the computer/phone automatically enter a password for you when you visit a site that requests a password.  I use Window's ability to do this on my computer and Apple's ability to do this on my iPhone.  Nothing is completely secure, but I'm comfortable that my passwords are well protected and it's nice having the convenience of auto password entry.

 

The problem with the above is that it only exists on one device, and it's not as easy to actually see your password if you want to look it up (which is what the encryption is designed to do).  If I change a password, I need to separately update it on my computer and my phone (and my iPad, and my...). There are several password manager apps that securely store your passwords in the cloud and keep them sync'd across multiple devices.  I believe this is what Keychain does in the Apple universe, but I haven't used it.  I've looked a couple of times using one of these kinds of apps but haven't felt a strong enough need to do so.  You can do a Google search on Password Manager apps to learn more.

 

Micheline isn't as much "technology forward" as I am.  She still writes all of her usernames and passwords in a small notebook that she keeps in her desk.  Experts say that you should not write down your password for fear that someone will find it, but everything in life is based on risk.  Risk is a combination of the probability of something going wrong and the seriousness if it does.  She doesn't see a high probability of someone finding her little notebook and knowing what's in it.  If it does someone get stolen, we'll scramble quickly to change the passwords on the handful of sites that really matter.  Probability is low, seriousness is fairly low, so overall risk is acceptable.  There's probably a higher risk of her otherwise forgetting a password and getting locked out of a web site if she doesn't write them down. 😄

 

Bottom line, so long as you understand the risk, do what you are most comfortable doing.  I'd never tell someone that they are wrong by writing down their password (certainly not my wife) so long as they understand the risk and it's a conscious choice.  Most problems come from people not really understanding the risk that they are taking.

 

Hope this helps.

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6 minutes ago, Ocean Boy said:

Seems to me that he handled it perfectly. You don't want to take needless, or ineffective, antibiotics.

I do understand not taking antibiotics needlessly, I just personally wouldn’t be able to go 4 days without treatment and maybe I’ve been lucky, but only twice I can recall having to switch antibiotics.  My perspective on waiting is also tainted by the fact that my daughter ended up in the hospital with sepsis a few years ago due to a uti that wasn’t diagnosed by her Dr, so I worry about that.  Just my own personal experience, I would certainly not disagree your professional expertise🙂

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11 minutes ago, bobmacliberty said:

 

I probably said that it's not a good idea to have passwords written in clear text on a Word document or in an app like Notes.  If someone gets into your computer/phone and finds that file, they have easy access to all of your passwords.  Computers and phones have built in ability to save passwords in encrypted form.  This let's the computer/phone automatically enter a password for you when you visit a site that requests a password.  I use Window's ability to do this on my computer and Apple's ability to do this on my iPhone.  Nothing is completely secure, but I'm comfortable that my passwords are well protected and it's nice having the convenience of auto password entry.

 

The problem with the above is that it only exists on one device, and it's not as easy to actually see your password if you want to look it up (which is what the encryption is designed to do).  If I change a password, I need to separately update it on my computer and my phone (and my iPad, and my...). There are several password manager apps that securely store your passwords in the cloud and keep them sync'd across multiple devices.  I believe this is what Keychain does in the Apple universe, but I haven't used it.  I've looked a couple of times using one of these kinds of apps but haven't felt a strong enough need to do so.  You can do a Google search on Password Manager apps to learn more.

 

Micheline isn't as much "technology forward" as I am.  She still writes all of her usernames and passwords in a small notebook that she keeps in her desk.  Experts say that you should not write down your password for fear that someone will find it, but everything in life is based on risk.  Risk is a combination of the probability of something going wrong and the seriousness if it does.  She doesn't see a high probability of someone finding her little notebook and knowing what's in it.  If it does someone get stolen, we'll scramble quickly to change the passwords on the handful of sites that really matter.  Probability is low, seriousness is fairly low, so overall risk is acceptable.  There's probably a higher risk of her otherwise forgetting a password and getting locked out of a web site if she doesn't write them down. 😄

 

Bottom line, so long as you understand the risk, do what you are most comfortable doing.  I'd never tell someone that they are wrong by writing down their password (certainly not my wife) so long as they understand the risk and it's a conscious choice.  Most problems come from people not really understanding the risk that they are taking.

 

Hope this helps.

Immensely, thank you!  

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Just now, DaniDanielle said:

I diagnosed myself with a UTI

 

I'm pretty sure you know it -- cranberry juice is supposed to be a big help.

 

Have some friends who are prone to it, and my cousin, when visiting from Germany, is always taking back the dried fruit itself -- 

 

 

sugarless cranberry.jpg

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17 minutes ago, Momof3gurlz said:

Ugh, those are awful. I get them about twice a year. My Dr will prescribe an antibiotic right away, run the culture, then call me if a different antibiotic is needed.  

Haven’t had one in many years.  Luckily, the pharmacist recommended an over-the-counter pill for UTIs.  It kept things calm until I got the prescription.

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